Disease Resistant Elm Seedlings

Would you plant an American elm in your yard if it were resistant to Dutch elm disease? Since entering the U. S. from a French shipment of diseased elm logs in 1931, Dutch elm disease wiped out millions of elm trees. Plant geneticists have

introduced elms tolerant to the disease, but retail nurseries won't have such trees large enough to sell until 1999. If you care to spend $30.00 for a disease resistant two to three foot tall elm sapling this spring, write to (or telephone) the Elm Research Institute, Harrisville, New Hampshire 03450 or (603-827-3048). The beautiful American elm may once again stand as a graceful sentinel on our streets.